Objective To offer a sincere investigation into the history of racial politics in Kansas City , Johnson County, and in their public schools and how this issues affect us today. We accomplish this goal by offering multiple opportunities for intentional dialogues between students from different parts of the metro area, held digitally and in-person.
Vision To empower students and teachers with the tools to understand Kansas City and its peoples’ past, critique the present, and build for a better future through dialogue, critical literacy, and art integration.
Mission Students are active participants in their schools and communities, not just passive observers.
Impact This project supports the development of a more socially just view of America.
An awareness and understanding of local and regional history is our primary foundation.
Youth are the key to future success & solutions that will drive real change in our community, in our country, and in the world.
Educators are guides, coaches, and facilitators of student engagement and learning - they are the glue.
Public librarians curate information, provide project management, and seek community partners for further collaboration.
Arts integration raises student understanding, enforces critical thinking, and improves student engagement.
Authors and historians bring validity, knowledge, presence, and expertise - they challenge us to think critically.
Original Objectives written by Tim Stauffer, English teacher at Wyandotte High School in Kansas City, KS.